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04-07-2016 01:20 AM

help with species - Teak? Mahogany? - 6 replies

Woman had this bookcase made by a boat builder friend of hers years ago…she assumes it is Teak…she wants another bookcase to match (just smaller), and I am not sure if it is Teak or Mahogany/?

01-31-2016 04:55 AM

always seems I under-BID myself - 22 replies

I recently (in process) have a built-in project for a customer. He asked for a built-in media cabinet, below his TV, in a opening on wall. He wished to use all the rough lumber he had from an Oak tree from his property.It is good dried wood, and I haven’t had any issues milling it. The deal was I would use all his lumber; inside/out. NO Pl...

12-13-2014 12:29 AM

Help identifying this Mahogany species - 10 replies

These are pics from a Desk I have in for repairs.I have asked questions on the original hinges, and missing gallery. I have had great results with those questions. My new request, is help identifying the actual species of Mahogany…it is from the late 1800’s. I have more pics. It seems to have a slight pinkish hue. I have Genuin...

11-25-2014 11:25 PM

got great help from members for desk, Thanks all! - 19 replies

I have an antique desk in for repairs.It has already been altered from it’s original condition, and lost authenticity.The owner is not concerned with that aspect, and never plans on selling the desk.I am looking/seeking some replacement MAHOGANY unfinished gallery spindles, and rail for the top.It is missing.I included a “exampleR...

07-28-2014 02:11 AM

Advice on a fair quote - 48 replies

*THANKS for all the wonderful posts…great advice!had to stop watching post…phone never stops vibing :) I am going to attach pics of a dresser I built for a customer.I am curious to what you may charge $-wise for such an piece. I have hundreds of images of the dresser, explaining all the build. My question is: Wha...

06-27-2014 12:03 AM

Old Canadian made Table Re - Re - Finish - 3 replies

I have a Table Top in for a re-finish. The Table was originally a high gloss finish…Mirror High Gloss, from the Factory (I have the Original leaf). The customer had done/or did, a repair, and a sub-par poly top coat over Lacquer. Upon getting the table top in the shop, and sanding, I found the prior repair, done incorrectly. Th...

04-07-2014 03:53 AM

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03-27-2014 03:22 AM

wood can be deceiving! - 17 replies

(this is Poplar from my shop, Plain-sawn left side; Quarter-sawn right side) I am ALWAYS asked…always; ‘what type of wood do you think this is’, so many times…always… A lot of the times, I can’t tell them what species it is…of course I know this is Poplar, but most of other instances a persons ...

03-15-2014 03:35 AM

I'd like to vent about my/the local wdwking retailer; is this the forum? - 6 replies

Or, should I just keep it to myself? I Google everything now…all my supplies for over 2 years now, have been purchased online. More than $4K last year (I am not a Corporation, just a DBA, yeah!), delivered directly to my shop, UPS – FedEx, and at a savings of over 10% retail.Rarely do I EVER go to a brick-n-mortar “storeR...

03-14-2014 01:58 AM

Pine? or...? - 7 replies

Hi,looking for a second, third…opinion,ha a friend sent me this pic of a built-in in her living room…I haven’t seen it in person, in the room, or i wouldn’t be asking this question, ha Does this look like Pine, or could it be some stained Poplar, or, etc… any other perspectives, much appreciated!!https://s3...

10-23-2013 03:37 AM

help on a species identification - 5 replies

I have pics of a dresser.I think it may be Espresso…but that’s not the question. Please look at the grain. I can not nail it…I am on the fence as to:BeechBircha fake (Mahogany)MahoganyPoplar…? I just do NOT know what it is… Please, I really need your Help…so I am asking. please. Steve

10-05-2013 03:45 AM

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08-28-2013 01:45 AM

Shop made horizontal mortiser, still cutting - 5 replies

It’s been a year since I’ve introduced this shop made mortiser.Wanted to tell you all that it is still working well…if anyone needs plans, I have none, ha, but could guide you through it.

08-21-2013 01:21 AM

surrender. white flag (waving) - 2 replies

I have made; dis-respectful, egotistical, anal remarks towards members here.I am sorry, really.I admit I have been critical, finger pointing, and sometimes vulgar in my remarks…Again, I would like to be able to take back some of my past decisions, concerning the way I reacted to people; intelligently (instead of anally dis-) respecting oth...

08-18-2013 09:45 PM

LumberJerk cliques - 101 replies

Haven’t had a good impression of (the ‘ruling mass of comedic [edited by management]’) on this site. I’m not the only one. messg. ”...This site is very clickish, follow the leader… I went through the same thing… They stick up for each other… Just reading your post proves what I said…...

07-28-2013 01:56 AM

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07-20-2013 12:21 AM

. -Table Saw decisions - Grizz 1023RLX, G0691, Shop Fox W1820...? - 32 replies

,Researching these three Saws, and trying to decide where to go with it (which one)

07-13-2013 03:00 AM

Dust Deputy 10 gl. Deluxe w/steel canister is unbelievable! - 5 replies

I have been using the dust deputy w/steel canister in my basement shop for a couple months now with a (11 month old) 5.5 ShopVac and a CleanStream filter . all I have to say is, Wow!I have 40+ ft of 2 1/2” hose w/blast gates, 3-90 degree turns, and several “Y’s”, running to 7 machines, and a floor vac gate.I run 1 (ONE) m...

07-10-2013 12:53 AM

Try using Goddards Paste wax - 2 replies

I use it exclusively on all my projects. (“I” feel)—it’s the best wax I ever used. Just wanted to put this GREAT wax out there for others to try. I get it at It’s not available in U.S. stores (as far as I know)

07-09-2013 12:50 AM

Purchased the INCRA Miter Sled - 3 replies

I already own the INCRA 1000HD Miter Gauge.I want to add it to the INCRA Express Sled.I ordered the INCRA Miter EXPRESS Sled yesterday.INCRA want’s $155, got it on Amazon for $133.I really wanted the INCRA 5000, but figured if I like the Express sled enough, I could dedicate it to my 2nd TS, and get the INCRA 5000 for my main saw. Anyon...

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